Botanical Name: Pimenta officinalis
Plant Part: Unripe berries
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Color/Consistency: Allspice oil is a pale yellowish-amber with thin consistency.
Product Description: The allspice tree is an evergreen shrub that can reach 10–18 m in height and is indigenous to the West Indies and South America. The fruits are picked when green and unripe and are traditionally dried in the sun. After drying, they resemble large brown peppercorns. Allspice is commonly thought of as a combination of spices because the aroma is a combination of cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. However, Allspice comes from an evergreen tree that produces berries. A skin and mucous membrane irritant, Allspice Oil is best used blended with other oils.
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping), be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.